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Definition of "minikin" [min•i•kin]

  • Archaic A very small delicate creature. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minikin" in a sentence
  • "They are mounted each year with grand ingenuity and minikin budgets."
  • "It is a very small bag, containing a yet smaller rolled-up housewife furnished with minikin needles and fine thread."
  • "Corking, minikin, and all description of pins, were obliged to be made in the regular way; and cows even departed this world without the honour of the human immolations formerly considered the necessary sacrifice for the loss of their inestimable lives."